Changes to This Summary (10/24/2013)
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Updated statistics about the prevalence of palliative care services in U.S. hospitals (cited Center to Advance Palliative Care as reference 7).
Updated statistics about the utilization of hospice care in the United States (cited NHPCO Facts and Figures: Hospice Care in America, 2012 Edition, as reference 8).
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